Legislation introduced for long-term US-made PPE contracts

Earlier this week, representatives Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced bipartisan legislation to the Senate that incentives domestic manufacturing of PPE. The legislation will require the Defense Logistics Agency to issue long term contracts for PPE made in the US. “Multi-year contracts give producers the certainty to know that their investment in the […]

[Video] Sen. Mitch McConnell on State Spending of Federal Stimulus Packages

This video from WHAS 11 shows Mitch McConnell tell reporters that Kentucky has only spent 6% of the stimulus package the commonwealth received from the federal government. Most other states have spent up to 25% of their allotted stimulus packages from Congress, but many are also sitting on the cash. Statistically, Kentucky is one of […]

The Effect of COVID-19 on Labor Laws

In this article from the New Jersey Law Journal, readers can understand the effects of COVID-19 on labor laws. Employers face challenges as they attempt to comply with new and frequently changing federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidance related to COVID-19, all of which are likely to continue evolving even after the development […]

PPE Supply Shortage Woes Set to Continue

Check out this article from Kaiser Health News about the availability of PPE in the United States. The issues that we are seeing 7 months after the Coronavirus will be present moving forward. The lack of strategic planning or government intervention will require businesses and people to fend for themselves. The arrival of flu season […]

In Kansas visit, Dr. Birx urges use of masks

White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Deborah Birx advocated the use of masks during her Kansas City roundtable on Sunday. She also urged leaders to ensure mask mandates during times in which positive cases are rising. To read more, click here.

Biden calls for mask mandate nationwide

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is suggesting a nationwide protective mask mandate. According to health experts, a mask mandate could save upwards of 40,000 lives in the next three months. Click here to read more.

Why Weren’t We Prepared?

In this feature article, presented by the Wall Street Journal, we understand how Scientists had been prepared to see a deadly virus rock the world and its economy: A pathogen that would be born in animals, spread to humans and do so silently making it impossible to track. This disease on scientists’ drawing boards was […]

California paid a price for mask shortage in dollars and lives, coronavirus study finds

A new UC Berkeley Labor Center study estimates that at least 15,800 essential workers would not have contracted the COVID-19 virus had California properly stocked their PPE reserves. The study urges government officials to stockpile masks, gloves, and other protective equipment in the future. Read the entire story here.

Most Protective Masks: Ranked

The New York Post has pulled some key information from the Duke University study on mask efficacy standards by ranking the most commonly worn masks from most to least protective. At the top are the N95 masks and polypropylene masks, while at the bottom are bandannas and neck gaiters. Use this information to keep yourself […]

Are Your Homemade Masks Protective Enough?

Mandates for mask use in public during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, worsened by global shortage of commercial supplies, have led to widespread use of homemade masks and mask alternatives. It is assumed that wearing such masks reduces the likelihood for an infected person to spread the disease, but many of these mask designs have not […]